Fox News contributor Bill Kristol said Sunday that by not overselling the debt deal, Republicans could later use it to win the White House.
"Assuming [the deal] happens, I think Republicans will have to say to their constituents and the country, you negotiate the debt ceiling agreement with the president you have," he told Fox News' Bret Baier. "This is the best we could get and the responsible thing to do, but they should not oversell it."
"It is not a great deal in my opinion. It's an adequate deal, perhaps, if defense spending isn't cut too much. And it certainly doesn't fundamentally deal with the debt problem we have or the economic problems we have," Kristol added.
"So, I think Republicans should probably take the deal that is being negotiated today, but they should not make it seem as if this is some great victory. They need to say, we need a different president in 2013."
Watch this video from the Fox's Fox News Sunday, broadcast July 31, 2011.